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Welcome to Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England’s newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country’s oldest places of Christian worship.

Dean of Blackburn The Very Reverend Peter Howell-Jones

Welcome from the Dean

A very warm welcome to Blackburn Cathedral, one of Lancashire’s undiscovered treasures. God has been worshipped on this site for over 1500 years and we have a bright future ahead of us.

It is an exciting time for Blackburn Cathedral as we prepare to celebrate our centenary in 2026.

The Very Revd. Peter Howell-Jones, Dean of Blackburn

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Worship at Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England’s newest Cathedrals. Yet the site on which the Cathedral sits has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,500 years and our faith continues to be at the very heart of all we do. Worship with us in person, or online.

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Explore Blackburn Cathedral

Explore the landmark

Blackburn Cathedral is home to a number of extraordinary pieces of modern art, some beautiful chapels where you can stop to pray and light a candle, and our popular Checks and Greys café. There is so much to see when you visit Blackburn Cathedral.

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Uncover the story

Blackburn Cathedral holds many treasure to discover. Learn about our history, our vibrant living faith, the art and architecture.

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Join our community

You might like to join our congregation, primarily on a Sunday or throughout the week, or you might want to enjoy our wonderful range of music offerings. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the life of the Cathedral and you can find out more below.

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Support what we do

Just to keep the Cathedral running requires nearly a million pounds every year. And an enormous building like this costs a great deal more in maintenance and repair work. Your donations help to support the Blackburn Cathedral’s work.

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Museum of the Moon

Blackburn Cathedral will host the world-famous Museum of the Moon this November. Luke Jerram's incredible art installation will be suspended above the Nave and with a wide range of very special events planned, everybody's welcome.

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Promoting a safer church

The Chapter of Blackburn Cathedral adopts the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policies and Practice and is committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all.

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Venue hire

Blackburn Cathedral offers a unique venue for events, combining historical elegance with modern facilities to cater to concerts, conferences and exhibitions.

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Latest Cathedral news

20 July 2024
Museum of The Moon at Blackburn Cathedral this November
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11 July 2024
Cathedral Music Trust Award
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11 June 2024
Vacancy: Finance Officer
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